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The garden in October: that's to be done now
The garden in October: that's to be done now

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Garden in October: Anyone who wants to see new things blooming, growing and ripening in the garden next year has a lot to do again. Because autumn is the best time to plant. And in the late October sun, gardening is really pleasant.

Table of contents Table of contents The garden in October: This has to be done now

  • General gardening in October
  • Ornamental garden
  • Fruit and vegetable garden
  • Balcony and terrace
  • Pest control
  • Glasshouse

Table of contents Table of contents The garden in October: This has to be done now

  • General gardening in October
  • Ornamental garden
  • Fruit and vegetable garden
  • Balcony and terrace
  • Pest control
  • Glasshouse

Overview of the October garden

harvest now plant now sow now
tomatoes Winter salad rhubarb
cucumber garlic mustard
paprika Roses Swiss chard
zucchini Shrub peonies Rocket
Pumpkins Hedges radish
Swiss chard

General gardening in October

  • Weeding: High time to weed and loosen the soil - especially in the herbaceous border. Weeds are now losing their seeds: early control will save you a lot of work in spring.
  • Implement compost: Don't forget to implement the compost again at the end of October. Collapse any falling leaves and throw annual plants on the compost. The mature compost can be spread over beds and tree slices.
  • Maintaining the soil: You can now prepare new planting areas for the next year on well-maintained soil: Lime regulates the pH of the soil and prevents moss and turf. Coal dust, soot and wood ash enrich the soil with nitrogen. The more nitrogen there is in the soil, the less you need to fertilize.
  • Cutting trees and shrubs: You can now cut sick, old and dead wood. Work carefully and carefully, e.g. B. never divide in frost, the wood splinters easily and the wounds weaken the plant. After the cut, wound edges and cut surfaces must be treated: smooth splinters and bumps. Then close the wound cleanly, smoothly and tightly with sealing compound.
  • It is advisable to use the beautiful days of the "golden" October to clean up thoroughly. Garden furniture can now be made winterproof. Also remember to empty, inspect and store all water supplies. The external water pipe should also be switched off and emptied.
Herbstliches Laub rankt am Gartenzaun
Herbstliches Laub rankt am Gartenzaun

Wild wine is particularly suitable for greening facades. In autumn it shows itself in an orange to deep red dress.

/ Edgars Berzins

Ornamental garden

  • Pruning roses: Roses can also still be pruned now. However, you should only slightly rejuvenate the plant: cut off sick shoots and faded things. Protect the grafting area from frost by piling compost, lava soil or existing bedding soil.
  • Ornamental grasses: grasses are now fully grown and develop wonderful, warm colors. The biodiversity is huge, some varieties can already be planted in autumn: ideally in warm weather and cut back to a third of their height. Don't forget: water regularly. You can also share your grass in late autumn.
  • Split perennial border : Treat your perennial border to an autumn cure: split the plants and redesign your border again. To do this, cut back the plant strongly and dig out the root ball; Shake off the soil and remove rotten roots. The bale can then be divided. Split and freshly transplanted perennials now grow particularly quickly, provided the soil is still warm. Share daisies, irises and autumn asters every three years, delphiniums every four years. Cold-sensitive plants should only be moved in spring. Cut back the flowered perennials to a short length and cover the bed with mulch.
  • Create perennial beds: You can plant ornamental shrubs, roses and climbing trees until the end of the month. Cornflowers and California poppies fit wonderfully into gaping beds. In the loosened and composted soil, the plants germinate very quickly and develop green foliage that survives the winter. They eventually continue to grow in spring.
  • Dahlia and gladiolus bulbs: These plants are removed from the earth when the above-ground parts have dried up after the first light frosts. The shoots are not cut back completely because the buds for new shoots are close to the ground. Therefore, about five centimeters of the old stem should remain. Then let the tubers dry a little. You should never be exposed to drafts. Then they are stored at temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees Celsius in slightly moist peat or sand. Don't forget to label!

Roses should be planted in the fall.

/ ewais

Fruit and vegetable garden

  • Now harvest one last time. If there has been frost, only let the fruit thaw on the tree. Remove fall fruit thoroughly: Some pests use fruit lying on the ground for the winter and could attack the tree from there next spring. A layer of mulch that is not too thick is good for peach, quince and pear trees.
  • Harvest all unripe tomatoes, they will turn red at room temperature. Green tomatoes should only be cooked and consumed, for example, as chutney. The last beans and kohlrabis now come into the house as well.
  • October is pumpkin time. Seeds of particularly good specimens are kept for sowing in April (don't forget: take a picture of the plants and the fruit and stick on the bag).
  • If you would like to harvest fresh peppermint in winter, dig out root runners and place them five centimeters deep in boxes. So you can drive the mint on the windowsill or in the (heated) greenhouse.
  • Fruit and deciduous trees: Now is a good time to plant robust fruit and deciduous trees. However, more sensitive types such as peaches only come in spring. You should also do the pruning for deciduous trees and shrubs in the still deciduous period in early spring.
  • Planting fruit trees: If you want to harvest your own fruit in the next few years, you can plant fruit trees in prepared planting pits in autumn. Buy insensitive species for autumn planting. Only use peach, apricot, kiwi and quince trees in spring.
Herbsternte im Garten mit Kürbis, Karotten, Beeten
Herbsternte im Garten mit Kürbis, Karotten, Beeten

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Balcony and terrace

  • Planting balcony boxes: Pot chrysanthemums put autumnal splashes of color in their balcony boxes in October. Pay attention to large planters so that roots spread well and can then absorb enough water. Before potting, thoroughly water the root balls in a bucket of water. By this measure you avoid nutrient deficiency and the flowering time can be extended.
  • Container plants overwinter: The first night frosts begin in October. Larger temperature differences are typical of the season. You should only leave very robust container plants on the balcony and terrace. Flower boxes that remain outdoors survive the cold season with hardy greening. As soon as the first frosts occur, potted plants that cannot tolerate sub-zero temperatures have to be moved to a frost-free winter area. Fuchsias, hibiscus, florets, bougainvilleas, angel trumpets and daisies are sensitive to frost. Olive, fig and oleanders can withstand minus 3 degrees Celsius. Gardener's tip: Put tubs and houseplants in water up to the edge of the pot for a while to attract unwanted guests such as ants and earthworms.
  • Cut back potted plants: Cut back oleanders and decorative lilies again, daisies, florets and geraniums need a particularly strong pruning. Remove all flowers and buds before cutting; then the plants can be placed. Tip : Make sure that the root ball is dry when you put it in.

Pest control

  • Voles: Fall fruit attracts the unwelcome guests, at the same time voles love the early morning and evening, then they are active. This is the best time to fight the little animals: just lay out wire traps. If fruit alone is not enough, you can put small pieces of vegetables such as celery or potatoes on the traps, which also attracts the mice.
  • Frost tensioner: The frost tensioner hatches at the time of the first night frosts. The pest affects both ornamental shrubs and trees as well as fruit trees and berry fruit bushes. Damage is caused by eating buds, leaves, flowers and fruits. Take precautions with a mechanical barrier: glue rings or corrugated cardboard cuffs around the stem and post are suitable. The barrier must be checked regularly.
  • Snails: In autumn, snails lay their eggs in small burrows, under mulch or leaves. Avoid hatching the hatchlings next year: remove the enclosures and collect the soft eggs. Up to 200 balls can occur in a nest of snails, so you do not have to collect the eggs individually.
  • Wood diseases : fruit tree cancer, blight, red pustule and other wood fungi are now in high season. Especially when the autumn is relatively mild and humid and lacks frost. Trees with small injuries such as frost cracks, game bites or untreated cuts are infection sources for wood fungi.


  • Container plants: leave them outside for as long as possible before they get into the greenhouse. Robust plants such as agaves, oleanders and citrus can even tolerate light frosts. Crass temperature contrasts should be avoided when storing. It is also important that the plants get into the glass house as dry as possible. The water is only so much that the root ball does not dry out completely. With most tub plants, a strong cut is now necessary.
  • Cucumbers, tomatoes and other crops: they ripen much more slowly in October. Unripe tomatoes can be harvested and ripened in a warm, light-protected place.
  • Heated greenhouse: Corn salad can be harvested until mid-October and sown again at the same time. It is also possible to sow lettuce, radishes, radishes, kohlrabi and spinach.
  • Falling temperatures: Falling temperatures result in high air humidity due to fogging of the glass panes. Therefore ventilate frequently during the day. Limiting the amount of irrigation water also reduces the humidity.
Gewächshaus im Herbst
Gewächshaus im Herbst

In order to keep the humidity in the greenhouse in the frame with ever colder temperatures, it should be ventilated several times during the day and the amount of irrigation water reduced.

/ Polarpx

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Zimmerpflanzen Sense of Home Shop

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